W-DC shuts out Legion in regular-season finale

Isaiah Olson delivered a pitch during Park Rapids' American Legion baseball game against Wadena-Deer Creek on Monday, July 15. Vance Carlson/Enterprise

Chase Nordland and Wyatt Hamann pitched complete-game shutouts in leading Wadena-Deer Creek to a doubleheader sweep over the Park Rapids American Legion baseball team on Monday, July 15.

Nordland threw a one-hitter as W-DC won the first game 15-0 in five innings and Hamann followed with a five-hitter as W-DC completed the sweep with a 6-0 victory in the second game at Park Rapids in the regular-season finales for Post 212.

Park Rapids managed only two baserunners in the opener when Jens Anderson led off the second inning with a walk and Jaxson Lund followed with a two-out single. Both runners were stranded on the corners.

Nordland retired the final 10 batters he faced as W-DC ended this scheduled seven-inning game early via the 10-run rule.

W-DC scored three runs on one hit in the first, four runs on four hits in the third, and eight runs on three hits, four hit batters and three walks in the fourth. Justin Dykhoff led W-DC by going 3 for 4.


Isaiah Olson started and took the loss. Brody Hagen and Joey Stachowski pitched in relief as those three pitchers combined to allow nine hits and five walks while hitting five batters.

In the second game, W-DC used two hits to score three times in the first and added three runs in the fourth on one hit, three hit batters and a walk for the sweep.

Post 212 had a scoring chance in the first when Olson, Cameron Hoyt and Ty Karger led off with singles. Hamann struck out the next three batters to leave the bases loaded.

Hamann allowed only four more baserunners the rest of the game. Hoyt singled with two outs in the third, Anderson reached on a one-out walk in the fourth, and Hagen lined a two-out single and Olson walked in the fifth. Hamann finished with eight strikeouts.

Hoyt, Hunter Carnell and Karger combined to allow three hits and six walks while hitting four batters. Hoyt led Park Rapids’ five-hit attack by going 2 for 3.

Park Rapids, which lost to W-DC 9-4 and 5-1 on June 26, ended the regular season with a 3-6 record.

Park Rapids will open postseason play by hosting a sub-district tournament Saturday and Sunday (July 20-21). Games start Saturday at 11 a.m.


1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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